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run up against

Verb: run up against Meaning: Encounter problems, often unexpected They RAN UP AGAINST a lot of opposition to the construction.

rub up against

Verb: rub up against Meaning: Touch someone in a sensual or sexual way The cat RUBBED UP AGAINST my leg purring.

run against

Verb: run against Meaning: Oppose, make difficulties Opinion is RUNNING AGAINST his policies and he has very little support.

lash out against

Verb: lash out against Meaning: Criticise something strongly The press has LASHED OUT AGAINST the policy.

hold out against

Verb: hold out against Meaning: Try to reject The staff are HOLDING OUT AGAINST the plans to reduce the workforce.